Category Archives: european mules

Mule Tales: Alula’s import story

Hurrah, a new import story! Alula is actually a double import: initially brought over from the US to Europe, she then travelled from Germany to Sweden where she resides with her current owner, Tina. 1. Why did you decide to … Continue reading

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5 Facts About Mules That You Might Not Know

1. Mules are intelligent, not stubborn. Ah yes, the big one! Mules have unfairly earned the description of “stubborn” due to their high intelligence and strong sense of self-preservation. If a mule does not think that what you are asking them … Continue reading

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Muleteer Tales: Xanthe

Xanthe should be familiar to many of you as she is the lady who gave me Xato – his real mum, as he is keen to remind me (“My real mum would let me chew on this gate.” “No, Xato, … Continue reading

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Mule Tales: Xato’s import story

He’s been here for three months so I reckon it’s about time that I tell his import story. As a very brief overview for anyone who might be viewing this blog for the first time, Xato is a Comtois mule … Continue reading

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Team Half-Ass and the Year in Review: 2016

2016 has been truly horrendous for many reasons … so I feel a bit selfish for saying that, as far as my mules and I are concerned, it’s actually worked out pretty well*. But how could I hate something that introduced me to Xato … Continue reading

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The Golden Mule Comes to England

I hope you can forgive me for another week without a Mule Tale … can I make up for it by sharing a gratuitous amount of Xato photos instead?! It’s just that, if I wait until the midweek slot, I … Continue reading

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Bucket List: Mule Edition

I don’t have a Mule Tale for you this week because I have managed to run out of ready-to-go Tales, and I’ve been a bit lax about gathering more. The funny thing I’ve noticed is that people very rarely ask … Continue reading

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Top 5 Spooky Mule Tales

It’s fright night! I bet you thought I couldn’t combine Hallowe’en and mules, but it turns out that there are several mule-related monsters to be found around the world – and I mean actual monsters, not just Marty when he’s … Continue reading

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Xato goes to Spain

If anyone was interested, the fabled El Dorado can currently be located just outside Barcelona. It turns out that El Dorado is not a city after all – it is, in fact, a mule. Xato began the first stage of his … Continue reading

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Mules in Ancient Rome

In Ostia, an ancient harbour city situated around 20 miles South West of Rome, there are the remains of a 1st century bath-house known as the Baths of the Cisiarii. The name comes from the mosaic in the frigidarium – a … Continue reading

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